[tex-live] [TLContrib] [tlbuild] lualatex-platform extension module in TeX Live?

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri May 6 11:59:10 CEST 2011

On 05/06/2011 11:53 AM, Philipp Stephani wrote:
> Am 06.05.2011 um 02:05 schrieb Karl Berry:
>>     the time might be ripe to try to integrate the lualatex-platform
>>     module (https://github.com/phst/lltxplatform) into TeX Live.
>> I looked at this.  I'm sorry, but I think it is beyond TL for this year,
>> at least, and that tlcontrib is a better place for now.  I don't want to
>> take on a never-before-attempted part of the build (making shared
>> libraries) at this point in the process.  Especially not for something
>> which, at this point, is only about listing the system fonts.
>> It wouldn't even be close to working in the standard build.  Aside from
>> the autotools stuff that would be needed just to get it compiling on the
>> different platforms, and installed in the right place, it also has to
>> find liblua in the TL tree.
>> Maybe next time.
> OK Thanks for the info. I hope we'll find a way to integrate Lua extension modules in TeX Live for next year, I think it would be an useful addition.

Should be doable (the engine itself would also like to use Lua
extension modules).

> Regarding the non-binary part, should that go to TLContrib as well or to TeX Live? At the moment it is at http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/luatex/contrib/lualatex-platform

I would advise doing that. Just put the non-binary files in the
base package.

Best wishes,

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